Instead of avoiding the books that annoy you, why not avoid the books that please you? The books that please you are likely to re-inforce your prejudices and make you even more complacent and self satisfied. Instead, read the books you are given. Read the books that life tosses into your path unexpectedly. Read the books you would otherwise avoid; the books that challenge you and make you think twice. They’re the books that make you stand on your head and see the world as it really is.
– Dwight Longenecker, posted on his blog in the post “Take and Read